Unlike Vaittinen’s previous works composed of collage elements, the new workshave been created with acrylic and alkyd paint, and ink. Gone is the shiny epoxy resin surface distancing from the materiality of the painting. The new paintings bring close the painting process that emphasizes and examines the material qualities of colors. The declaratory, yet ambiguous name of the exhibition can be understood to express the inherent and formal keys and the doors that they open, which have been found during the work process.
Timo Vaittinen (b.1976) lives and works in Helsinki. Vaittinen’s works have been previously shown in solo exhibitions at Kluuvi Gallery (2010) and Galerie Anhava (2012) in Helsinki, Gallery Steinsland Berliner (2010) in Stockholm and Pori ArtMuseum (2011). His work have been exhibited in numerous group shows and festivalsmboth in Finland and abroad, such as Alice Gallery in Brussels, ATM Contemporary, Gijon, Kiasma, Museum Of Contemporary Art, and Wäinö Aaltonen Museum in Turku, Finland.
The exhibition has been supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.